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Susan Lilian Primrose Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton

(1935-), Campaigner for the disabled; wife of 2nd Earl of Swinton;daughter of Sir Ronald Sinclair, 8th Bt

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Born as Susan Lilian Primrose Sinclair, the daughter of Major Sir Ronald Sinclair, 8th Baronet. She was educated at the Heathfield School and London Polytechnic. In 1959 she married Lord Marsham, who became 2nd Earl of Swinton in 1972. By this marriage Susan Cunliffe-Lister became The Countess of Swinton. Lady Swinton is a prominent Roman Catholic convert and a patron of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. She was disabled in a riding accident in 1959, and subsequently became a champion for causes related to disability. She is an active member of the House of Lords, where she is a life peer and continues to be known as The Baroness Masham of Ilton, despite holding the higher title of Countess.

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